Main Curry

Eggs, Chickpea and Vegetable Stew

I celebrated Save-the-Vegetables Day today. This day actually repeats at least two times a month in my home. It is the pain only someone who is also obsessed with grocery shopping and easily tempted by the sights of fresh greens can empathize. Sometimes, I blame refrigerators and how much it has contributed towards us overbuying… Continue reading Eggs, Chickpea and Vegetable Stew

Burmese Noodles · Burmese Salad · One-Dish Meal

Burmese Thick Rice Noodle Salad

I am going to take you to the central dry region of Burma, which is the home to premium quality nuts, peas and beans, with this thick rice noodle salad called Nan Gyi Thoke. It features some top-notch produces like toasted chickpea powder and peanut oil, drawing the best flavors out of each other as… Continue reading Burmese Thick Rice Noodle Salad

Burmese Snacks · Uncategorized

Burmese Husband-and-Wife Snack

I recently got this takoyaki pan-like cast iron griddle which is perfect to make a Burmese street treat called Mont Lin Mayar at home. The name literally translates to "husband-and-wife snack” and this fascinating name roots from the way they are assembled. Individual pieces are first made in separate molds then two pieces are put… Continue reading Burmese Husband-and-Wife Snack

Appetizers · Burmese Snacks

Golden Potato and Pork Rings

This Christmas, I have collaborated with twelve fellow homechefs and food bloggers from around the world in a cook-together challenge, inspired by the presents from the carol “12 days of Christmas”. Each of us creates ideas in the realm of food recipes for 12 days as we count down to Christmas. Corresponding to "my true… Continue reading Golden Potato and Pork Rings

Main Curry

Braised Eggplant with Dried Shrimps

Like many, I despised eggplants as a kid but approach them with much love as a grownup. My tastebuds now go crazy for its buttery and luscious texture which I once thought was just mushy and tongue-itching. I am thankful that I changed. Not all eggplants are grilled or fried. These are braised till fork-tender… Continue reading Braised Eggplant with Dried Shrimps

Appetizers · Burmese Salad · One-Dish Meal · Side Dish

Burmese Shrimp and Avocado Salad

On the side of the world I grew up in, avocado is a fruit strictly for smoothies and ice cream, smothered in evaporated milk or condensed milk. Then a guacamole came into my life, enlightening me that avocados can be much more than a sweet-creamy fare. While I still love them in my desserts, I… Continue reading Burmese Shrimp and Avocado Salad